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Definition 1: activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion - [noun denoting act]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had no other outlet for her feelings
  • he gave vent to his anger

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

Definition 2: the act of liberating someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the action of accomplishing something

(... is a kind of release ) (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with

(... is a kind of release ) the formal act of freeing from slavery

"he believed in the manumission of the slaves"

(... is a kind of release ) the act of freeing from suspicion

(... is a kind of release ) freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

(... is a kind of release ) the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

(... is a kind of release ) the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged

"he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

(... is a kind of release ) the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)

(... is a kind of release ) the use of force to liberate prisoners

(... is a kind of release ) (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court

"probation is part of the sentencing process"

Definition 3: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of release ) the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)

(... is a kind of release ) an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal

(... is a kind of release ) dismissal from office

(... is a kind of release ) breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

(... is a kind of release ) a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record

(... is a kind of release ) a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)

(... is a kind of release ) a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

Definition 4: the act of allowing a fluid to escape - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Definition 5: a formal written statement of relinquishment - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.

(... is a kind of release ) an act exempting someone

"he was granted immunity from prosecution"

Definition 6: (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of release ) the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

(release belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra

(release is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

Definition 8: a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 9: an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

"the announcement appeared in the local newspaper" "the promulgation was written in English"

Definition 10: a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(release belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 11: euphemistic expressions for death - [noun denoting event]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thousands mourned his passing

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(release is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 12: a process that liberates or discharges something - [noun denoting process]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a sudden release of oxygen
  • the release of iodine from the thyroid gland

(release is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of release ) the release of electrons from parent atoms

Definition 13: generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids - [verb of body]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • secrete digestive juices
  • release a hormone into the blood stream

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

"exude sweat through the pores"

(... is a kind of release ) secrete or form water, as tears or saliva

"My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner" "His eyes watered"

Definition 14: eliminate (a substance) - [verb of body]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • combustion products are exhausted in the engine
  • the plant releases a gas

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of release ) discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

(... is a kind of release ) ripen and generate pus

"her wounds are festering"

(... is a kind of release ) eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical

"the volcano spews out molten rocks every day" "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate"

(... is a kind of release ) lose blood from one's body

(... is a kind of release ) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

(... is a kind of release ) produce and discharge eggs

"women ovulate about once every month"

(... is a kind of release ) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

(... is a kind of release ) eject semen

(... is a kind of release ) free of obstruction by blowing air through

"blow one's nose"

(... is a kind of release ) expel (gases or odors)

Definition 15: make (assets) available - [verb of change]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • release the holdings in the dictator's bank account

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) circulate or distribute or equip with

"issue a new uniform to the children" "supply blankets for the beds"

Definition 16: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale - [verb of communication]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • publish a magazine or newspaper

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of release ) supervise the publication of

"The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"

Definition 17: release, as from one's grip - [verb of contact]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let go of the door handle, please!
  • relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of release ) release from military service

(... is a kind of release ) release from a leash

"unleash the dogs in the park"

(... is a kind of release ) turn loose or free from restraint

"let loose mines" "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

(... is a kind of release ) release or vent

"unleash one's anger"

(... is a kind of release ) bring out of a specific state

(... is a kind of release ) remove the hand from

(... is a kind of release ) release by a toggle switch

"toggle a bomb from an airplane"

(... is a kind of release ) release suddenly

"pop the clutch"

(... is a kind of release ) release from a clasp

"She clasped and unclasped her hands"

(... is a kind of release ) release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

"I want to disengage myself from his influence" "disengage the gears"

Definition 18: let (something) fall or spill from a container - [verb of contact]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn the flour onto a plate

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of release ) release contained air or gas from

"deflate the air mattress"

(... is a kind of release ) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

"Throw a six"

Definition 19: release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

(release belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 20: part with a possession or right - [verb of possession]

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
  • resign a claim to the throne

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

(... is a kind of release ) release from government control

(... is a kind of release ) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of release ) release from a spell

(... is a kind of release ) make free

(... is a kind of release ) release after a security has been paid

(... is a kind of release ) set animals loose to graze

(... is a kind of release ) free on bail

(... is a kind of release ) release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

"The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

Samples where release or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • release the list with the names of the prisoners

Synonyms for release in the sense of this definition

(release is a kind of ...) circulate or distribute or equip with

"issue a new uniform to the children" "supply blankets for the beds"

(... is a kind of release ) lift the restriction on and make available again

"reclassify the documents"

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